June 13, 2017
In the Oct. 18, 2016, Compliance Corner, we reported on the passage of the Cook County Earned Sick Leave Ordinance 16-4229, which enacts Cook County Code Chapter 42, Human Relations, Article 1. The ordinance creates paid sick leave provisions that provide paid sick and safe leave to employees performing more than 80 hours of work in Cook County for an employer within any 120-day period. Further, the Cook County Commission on Human Rights (“the Commission”) will administer and enforce the ordinance.
After engaging in a public rulemaking process, the Commission adopted interpretative and procedural rules for its enforcement of the ordinance. Some of the highlights of the ordinance and its procedural rules are as follows:
As a reminder, the ordinance goes into effect on July 1, 2017. The implementation of the ordinance may require affected employers to review and revise their benefits policies to be compliant with these new requirements.
Ordinance 16-4229 » Procedural Rules » Model Notice »